Program and Key Learning Objectives

Day 1: Monday, March 6, 2017 | Module: Global Security

  • Develop an understanding of tested analytic approaches to global security challenges.
  • Examine the most pressing threats to global security, including transnational organized crime, gangs, cybersecurity, and violent extremism.
  • Explore strategies used to combat emerging threats.

Day 2: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Module: Security & Policy in the Western Hemisphere

  • Develop an understanding of the intersection between global security threats and public policy.
  • Examine Inter-American relations and challenges and opportunities for regional security cooperation.
  • Explore trends in hemispheric security policy and effects on hemispheric security.

Day 3: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Module: Leadership and Public Policy

  • Develop an understanding of critical leadership skills in the public policy domain.
  • Interact with key leaders that are shaping policies across the hemisphere.
  • Examine leadership through case studies in disaster management and rule of law.

Day 4: Thursday, March 9, 2017 | JGI’s 2017 Hemispheric Security Conference

All program participants are invited to attend JGI’s annual Hemispheric Security Conference, co-sponsored with United States Southern Command, the US Army War College, and the Perry Center for Hemispheric Security. The 2017 conference brings together experts from around the hemisphere to examine security in the changing hemispheric geopolitical landscape. The event is free and open to all program participants.

Day 5: Friday, March 10, 2017 | Module: Cultural Emersion

  • Explore cultural sites in Miami.

Speakers Include:

  • Mauricio Angee, Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU
  • Bruce Bagley, Ph.D., Professor at University of Miami (UM)
  • Ana Carazo, Assistant Director of the Center for the Administration of Justice at FIU
  • Brian Fonseca, Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at FIU
  • Eduardo Gamarra, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU
  • Gabriella Hoberman, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU
  • Frank Mora, Ph.D., Director of the Kimberly Green Latin America and Caribbean Center and former Deputy Assistant Security of Defense.
  • Dan Restrepo, Center for American Progress and former White House Director for President Obama
  • Jonathan Rosen, Ph.D., Research Scientist at the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at FIU